UHealth Zika Seminars to Address Family Planning
UHealth – the University of Miami Health System is hosting free Zika seminars on Tuesday, August 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and on Sunday, August 21, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Both events will take place in the executive boardroom at the University of Miami Hospital, 1400 N.W. 12th Ave.
The first session will be hosted by Christine L. Curry, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and a top UHealth OB/GYN caring for women with Zika in Miami, as well as UHealth fertility specialist George R. Attia, M.D., M.B.A., associate professor, Director of the UHealth Reproductive and Fertility Center and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Attia will lead Sunday’s session.
The seminars will provide extensive information on the risks associated with Zika, current information on the virus’ impact and how it factors into reproductive planning. The event is open to the public. Women and families who are contemplating pregnancy in the near future are encouraged to attend.
Curry has taken the leading role in treating women with Zika infections and educating the local population on the latest CDC guidelines. She has a background in virology and is highly knowledgeable about Zika-related issues facing women who are pregnant or who wish to become pregnant. Her gynecology practice includes outpatient well-woman care, and contraception and sexually transmitted disease care, as well as inpatient surgical management of benign gynecologic disease.
Attia is a long-time expert in the field of reproductive medicine. He is the author of several scientific publications in the field of reproductive endocrinology and fertility, and has served as senior investigator in many clinical trials.